Khione Outdoor Gear, led by mechanical engineering grad students Casey Messick and Caleb Lystrup, won both SIOY first place and the crowd favorite award. Their product, SHEL, is a lightweight hammock covering that uses heat transfer technology to keep campers warm. Read more.
BYU researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led by electrical engineering professor Aaron Hawkins, the researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex. The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass.
In 2014, Amy Briggs was chosen for a WE@BYU Research Mentorship. The mentorship allows first- and second-year female students in the engineering and technology college to do research work while being mentored by a faculty member in a laboratory. In addition to research experience, the mentorship provided Briggs with confidence, the ability to ask for help, and a desire to get involved.